Lionsgate has released the first trailer for their upcoming action comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me, which stars Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon as a pair of thirty-something best friends who are thrust into an international conspiracy when Audrey’s (Kunis) ex-boyfriend (Justin Theroux) shows up at her apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail.
To much surprise, both Kunis and McKinnon have been two of the stronger female comedy presences over the last few years. Kunis has been leading the shockingly good Bad Moms franchise and McKinnon, while she originates from Saturday Night Live!, she’s been the single bright spot in many comedies, such as Ghostbusters and Rough Night. What I’m getting at is seeing them paired together for an action comedy was only a matter of time.
The title, if you’ve been alive that long or have seen the film, is a play on the classic James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me. That no doubt means that there will be plenty of fun puns and moments that give a comedy side of the classic 007. Not very often is there a comedy trailer that doesn’t get at least a few laughs, and luckily that isn’t the case here. I’m not expecting the best comedy of the year or even to see something new and different, I’m more interested in seeing the chemistry between Kunis and McKinnon and what kind of moments they can create on-screen.
Check out the first trailer below and after doing so, head down to the comments and leave your thoughts! Do you like the pairing of Kunis and McKinnon? What did you think of the trailer? Did it leave you wanting more? Directed by Susanna Fogel and also starring Sam Heughan and Gillian Anderson, The Spy Who Dumped Me will be released on August 3rd.
The film tells the story of Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon), thirty-year-old best friends from Los Angeles, who are unexpectedly thrust into an international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex-boyfriend (Justin Theroux) shows up at her apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail. Much to their own surprise, the duo jump into action, and find themselves on the run in Europe from the assassins and a suspiciously charming British agent (Sam Heughan), as they hatch a plan to save the world.